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Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca lung cancer drug shrinks resistant tumors

Published 17/10/2017

An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung cancer patients whose disease had worsened following treatment with approved medicines. [more…]

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Published 17/10/2017

Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war. [more…]

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Published 17/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government's ability to fight the nation's opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick. [more…]

Trump declares Obamacare `dead,` urges Democratic help for short-term fix

Trump declares Obamacare `dead,` urges Democratic help for short-term fix

Published 16/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged. [more…]

Regeneron-Sanofi drug succeeds mid-stage study

Regeneron-Sanofi drug succeeds mid-stage study

Published 16/10/2017

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat inflammation in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study. [more…]

Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

Published 16/10/2017

Exelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to recommend no further trial, sending the company's shares soaring 31 percent. [more…]

Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings

Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings

Published 13/10/2017

When the sniper’s bullet shattered Paola Bautista’s arm, her sister and a stranger in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival got her to cover. Then they focused on the bleeding. [more…]

Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

Published 13/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump moved to undermine Obamacare dramatically late on Thursday by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients, sparking threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets. [more…]

White House says it can`t lawfully pay Obamacare subsidies

White House says it can`t lawfully pay Obamacare subsidies

Published 13/10/2017

The White House said late on Thursday that it cannot lawfully pay subsidies to health insurance companies under the Obamacare health law, prompting howls of protests from Democratic lawmakers. [more…]

Trump healthcare order could run afoul of retirement plan law

Trump healthcare order could run afoul of retirement plan law

Published 13/10/2017

President Donald Trump's plan to make it easier for small businesses to band together and buy stripped-down health insurance plans could violate a federal law governing employee benefit plans and will almost certainly be challenged in court, legal experts said. [more…]